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Charm Lee, President of the Korea Tourism Organization

Charm Lee, President of the Korea Tourism Organization

Charm Lee, a German-born naturalized Korean, was recently appointed as the President of the Korea Tourism Organization. According to the Korean press, his appointment reflects the Korean Government’s willingness to open up a high level government public office to a foreign born individual who possesses professionalism which is also expected to bring a positive impact […]

Younee, Cool and Red Hot

Younee, Cool and Red Hot

Not many female performers have stopped me in my tracks upon listening to them for the first time-they include Peggy Lee, Keely Smith and Tina Turner. Another name to do so is YOUNEE. I first heard her perform three tracks from her album “TRUE TO YOU”- “East West” “True to You” and “Home to You” […]

Bong Joon-ho, a South Korean film director and screenwriter

Bong Joon-ho, a South Korean film director and screenwriter

Bong Joon-ho (born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He was born in Seoul and decided to become a filmmaker while in middle school, perhaps influenced by an artistic family (his father was a designer and his grandfather was a noted author.) He majored in sociology in Yonsei University in […]

Park Chan-wook, South Korean Film Maker

Park Chan-wook, South Korean Film Maker

Contemporary films tend to reflect Ethic values, which denote something’s degree of importance, with the aim of determining what action or life is best to do or live, or at least attempt to describe the value of different actions; it deals with correct conduct and good life, in the sense that a highly, or at […]

PEOPLE #17: Via Trio, a Piano Trio Team

PEOPLE #17: Via Trio, a Piano Trio Team

Via Trio is a piano trio team, whose music was released as two records in Korea, and has been full in play as a piano trio team. There are 3 members in Via Trio: the violinist and the leader, Joo Hee, Lee, the cellist Ji Yoon, Seo and the pianist Eun Hye. This time their […]

PEOPLE #16: Koo Youn Joo, a Korean Confucian Artist

PEOPLE #16: Koo Youn Joo, a Korean Confucian Artist

I want a painting to be comfortably approachable and easily sympathize with an artist and viewers. The viewers are important, because my thema for art expression is life. I think life is to be made most beautifully. Therefore, usually found things in living circumstance are subject matters for my artwork. Among the various subjects, I […]

PEOPLE #15: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

PEOPLE #15: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ban Ki-moon is the current Secretary-General of the United Nations.Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from college, accepting his first post in New Delhi. In the foreign ministry he established a reputation for […]

PEOPLE #14: Ichiro Suzuki

PEOPLE #14: Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki (born October 22, 1973, in Kasugai, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners. Ichiro moved to the United States in 2001 after playing nine years for the Orix Blue Wave in Japan’s Pacific League. When the Blue Wave posted him after the 2000 season, Ichiro’s rights […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club